Recap of the cards for the Coffie vs Rice fight
The first fight of the night started with Malik Nelson (Avenel, NJ) Nelson made his Pro Debut against Alejandro Ramirez (Denver, CO), which was scheduled for four rounds Malik wasted no time, letting his hands fly early and scoring his first two knockdowns off his professional career in the first round. It wasn’t until the fourth round where Malik scored his first career victory by way of TKO to start off his young career at 1-0 (1KO)
The Battle of Jersey! Undefeated Nicky Vitone (Denville, NJ) stepped into the ring with Jordan Rosario (Jersey, NJ) in a clash in their own backyard. Starting off hard, both fighters showed no fear by letting their hands fly and landing multiple clean combos throughout the fight. Maintaining the aggressiveness the whole fight Jordan Rosario pulled off a upset victory via split decision, improving his record to 4-10 (0KO) and dropping Nicky Vitone to 4-1-1 (4KOs)
Scheduled as the third fight of the night, the face off of between Michael Anderson and DeMarcus Rogers came to a abrupt end in the first round as DeMarcus Rogers calls off the fight due to a injury. As a result Michael Anderson improves his record to 21-3-1 (15KOs) as he records a victory by way of TKO.
Speed vs patience. Undefeated Joey Spencer (Linden, MI) matches against Philly fighter James Martin. In a bout scheduled for 8 rounds. While James came out with fierce speed, Joey countered with patience and counter jabs. Proving the quote of “patience is the virtue”, Joey Spencer improves his record to 13-0 (9KOs) with a unanimous decision over James Martin.
“Tomorrow my mission is to put on a dominant performance against Noah”. A tweet put out just last night by Vito Mielnicki Jr just one day before his fight against Noah Kidd (Kansas, MO). The night of July 31st Vito Mielnicki Jr (Bellville, NJ) delivered as promised recording a second round KO to improve his record to 9-1 (6KOs).
Undefeated Norman Neely (Patterson, NJ) faced off against Juan Torres in a 6 round matchup. Neely (8-0 7KOs) drive Torres the distance controlling the whole temp winning every round claiming the unanimous decision improving his record to (9-0 7KOs).
In the last and anticipated match up between Johnnie Rice and Michael Coffie was lopsided. Rice was the aggressor, pushed the pace of the fight, and landed some powershots that buckled Coffie. Rice went on to shock the world with a TKO, as the referee stopped the fight in the fifth round.